As you enter the property and head toward the semi-detached garage, you are gradually carving into the landscape. The concrete retaining wall and the base of the home create a feeling of compression which gives the illusion that the wood-wrapped form above you is floating. Additionally, this second-story bar scheme bends to overlook the entrance of the driveway and seems to fly overhead as you descend.
As the solid concrete base of the home steps down and dissolves into the land, it creates terraces that become gradually lighter and more open. The rear of the home’s first floor is walled in floor-to-ceiling glass and ends with a large, covered outdoor seating area. The rear gathering spaces are then capped by an exterior roof deck that creates private spaces for the family to take in the views toward the Hudson River.